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Transfer of Arrow of Light (Webelos II) Scouts  

If you have Arrow of Light (Webelos II) Scouts transferring into your troop, please use the printed BSA Youth Application  for the transfer.  

Do NOT use the BSA online registration system.

It is currently for NEW scouts only.  If you have questions or have used the online system already for this, please contact your District Executive.
 

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Issue: #015

July  2018  
Words of Wisdom

Serving our Communities

After carefully consideration and to provide more opportunities for our Executives to engage in the communities they serve, we have decided to switch Executives, Parker Lauer and Steven Dunn, effective August 1, 2018.
 
We feel it is very important to have our Executives spend time interacting with district volunteers and community individuals in building a local Scouting presence. Steven has been living in St. Helena, since joining our council. Parker grew up in the Walnut Creek area.
 
Steven has over twelve years' experience in four Boy Scout Councils. Parker is beginning his third year with the Boy Scouts and the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council.
 
Steven will continue to supervise Parker and now, additionally Lake Co. District Para-Pro Sabrina Pickersgill.

Yours in Scouting
 
John C. Fenoglio
Scout Executive   
Training
Leave No Trace Trainer Class-September 22-23, 2018, Camp Herms. At the completion of the course, all participants will be recognized by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics as LNT Trainers who can train Scouts and the community-at-large to be conservation minded.

New Youth Protection Training

District Training Committees  will be hosting group new Youth 
Protection Trainings this Summer and Fall.  You can attend any of these upcoming sessions.  All registered leaders are required to have completed the new YPT between February 1st and October 1st.   YPT can be done online by logging in to   
www.my.scouting.org.
You may also contact your District Executive at (925) 674-6100 to find the date and time of a group training in your area.  For more information please check out the BSA Youth Protection Site:

  Adult Leader Training
Every Youth Deserves a Trained Leader! Start off the new Scouting year on the right foot by getting your new leadership training so they can run a fantastic program for our Scouts! The following Leader Trainings will be offered in the upcoming months.  If you don't see the training you need please reach out to your district Training Chair and let them know what you need.
The following Leader Trainings will be offered in the upcomings months:

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Cub Scout Camping
Webeloree at Camp Herms: Sept. 8-9 & Oct. 13-14
The Webel-o-ree is a fun overnight outing for Webelos & their parents.  Working with Boy Scouts, Webelos will have fun earning four adventure pins from the updated Handbook and the Shooting Sports Award Patch (BB guns). 

The event is open to all 4th & 5th graders (Webelos & Arrow of Light).  All Webelos & their parent/guardian will receive a custom Webel-o-ree patch, the sports patch and pins and see the Astro Wizard!  

Sept 8-9 or Oct 13-14 at Camp Herms.

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Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremonies-
The National Order of the Arrow Committee, after months of collaborative work with ceremonialists and lodge leadership representatives, announce the following policy change. 

This policy change will apply to ALL Order of the Arrow lodges and chapters.  Beginning January 1, 2019, lodges and chapters that are asked to conduct Arrow of Light or crossover ceremonies for Cub Scout packs will only be permitted to conduct them using the new, approved official ceremonies, which can be found in the OA Inductions Portal.  

These ceremonies are to be conducted in a Scout uniform and are no longer permitted to be done in American Indian regalia. 
If your Pack would like to have your OA Chapter perform, one of these ceremonies, please contact your Chapter Advisor
Venturing
Fiesta Ay ay ay! -Friday, August 30-Monday, September 3

Every year our council's Venturing program puts on an exciting event on Labor Day weekend at Wolfeboro called Fiesta. This year's Fiesta will be the biggest to date, we will have archery, climbing, rappelling, shot gun, black powder, rifle, pistol, round robin, Dutch oven cook off, movies, hikes and night hikes, swimming, and much  more! We hope to see you all there!


Boy Scout Camping
 
Camp Wolfeboro 90 Anniversary Weekend
August 3-5, 2018
If you haven't planned to make it up yet, you're missing out! Join us for our 90th Anniversary weekend on .
 
Activities
Nature and Enviroment Day Camp-  July 30-Aug. 3 at Camp Herms. This is a Scout and Venturing activity. For more details and registration, 
Cub Scout STEM Camp
- Sat. Aug. 4, Oil Spill Clean-up-theme; Community United Methodist Church, Fairfield 2:00-4:30pm, 
Advancement-
Shooting Sports
If you need to finish your partial merit badges for rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, or archery (or start from the beginning) the MDSC Shooting Sports Committee has opportunities for you. 
A Cub Scout Marksmanship class will be added for the fall, most likely in September or October.
Fundraising

Popcorn Sale is about to begin! New incentives,include 2019 Oakland A's tickets and Spin 'n Win. Unit can still sign up.                             Info
T hank you very much for taking the time to catch up with our semi-monthly newsletter.  For comments and/or questions, please email us!

Sincerely,
Mt. Diablo Silverado Council, Boy Scouts of America